English Heritage - Deal Castle

We were asked by English Heritage to produce a short animation to bring to life the historical graffiti scratched into Deal Castle’s lead roof which is inaccessible to visitors. As well as featuring on the English Heritage website, the film will also be shown within the castle itself, accompanied by photographs of the actual graffiti so the audience is familiar with the original articles.

Following a constantly moving camera, we travel through the image of each piece of the graffiti, revealing the relevant character in a scene from their daily life. The flower-like design taken from the aerial view of the castle’s roof is used as a repeated motif throughout the film.



Client: English Heritage
Director: Claire Grey
Illustration: Kristian Duffy
2D animation:
Claire Grey, Sam Jones
Compositing: Sam Jones